Posts by kcaise:
Awhile back, Steve Hargadon put out a request for authors to write chapters of a book that would be curated and compiled in a written anthology called, “The Classroom 2.0 Fifth Anniversary Book”. The project was put together by three leaders in education, Steve Hargadon, Richard Byrne, Chris Dawson, and the Classroom 2.0 Community. The project was completed in 2012 and so far there have been over 61,000 views of the book chapters.
There are chapters written by the best and brightest of the educational community in the book and the beauty is this project produced a quality written publication that is completely FREE! Regardless of what component you partake in the educational process, there is something for everyone is this excellent publication. The book has been available for some time and I wanted to make sure that everyone heard about it and knew the book could be read at the Scribd site. Be sure to check it out and let me know what you think!
Recently a comedian, Nathan Fielder, challenged his Twitter followers to text their parents that they ‘got 2 grams for $40′ and then send a second text apologizing for texting the wrong person. Although the responses from the parents that were alarmed by the text messages they received were hilarious, many parents freaked out and were [...]
Teacher Appreciation Week starts May 6th, 2013 and CNN’s Student News area is sponsoring a ‘Teacher Appreciation’ contest. Students create a video telling why their teacher is awesome and then the videos are uploaded the CNN iReport site. The contest page details include, Here’s your chance to tell everyone about your favorite teacher! We don’t [...]
Glide, created by Transmedia, announced an all new app/service for use on a Windows 8 or Android device. According to Google Play, Glide, Glide connects your devices and cloud services so that you have access to all of your files no matter where they are stored. With Glide you can easily share and publish files and [...]
Edmodo is a great secure learning environment and network for use with students. Teachers and students can communicate with one another in an environment that is password protected and safe for students of all ages to use. Edmodo sponsors a free virtual conference called EdmodoCon and the call for presenters has just gone out. Anyone [...]
As technology use becomes more ubiquitous in classrooms around the globe, the need for professional development and enhanced infrastructures to handle additional devices comes into play. Quality professional development that helps teachers feel comfortable taking risks, try new hardware devices or software applications with students and positively impacts student achievement is essential to implementing successful [...]
Classroom 2.0 LIVE will not meet this Saturday, April 20th so that everyone can attend Discovery Educator Network (DEN)’s free online Virtual Conference. You can register at http://virtlivecon.com and find out more about the presenters and schedule for the day. The theme of the conference is ‘Connecting Communities‘ and the schedule begins at 9am EST [...]
Ever heard of the app ‘‘Snapchat”? The app claims that you can take pics and set a time limit that the image is visible to those that you send the picture to. This isn’t exactly the case as anyone can take a snapshot or screenshot of the image and keep the photo permanently, share it [...]
If case you weren’t aware of the change, Wallwisher has changed its name to Padlet. Wallwisher is a site where people can post sticky notes pertaining to various topics. I received an email today that you can now export your Padlet in a variety of forms for offline use or storage. This is great news [...]
I recently received a legislative update from the Texas legislature about a bill securing funding for training for teachers to carry a concealed handgun on Texas school campuses. According to an article from an NBC TV channel station in Dallas, the Lt. Governor of Texas is supporting this legislation. Reading, writing and revolvers could become [...]